Stoya, half Serbian, half Scottish, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1986. Already as a kid she wanted to become a dancer, starting with dance lessons at the age of three. She entered the adult industry around 2007 and soon become an exclusive model for Digital Playground. Exploring her sexuality on camera has been a fun adventure according to herself. Her stage name Stoya, a shortened version of her grandmother’s last name, has been her nickname long before she entered the industry. She´s among the very few adult stars with a broad presence in the mainstrean media. Stoya writes for Vice, has written for The New York Times and Esquire, and is active on twitter and tumblr.